Connecting Theoretical and Experimental Probability

This Connecting Theoretical and Experimental Probability performance task also includes:

Play some games, develop a law, and then call it a day. Learners first perform a small number of trials for a probability experiment, then predict the result for a larger number of trials. They then compile data from the entire class to discover the law of large numbers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Allow the class to choose the experiment to perform
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars should understand the difference between theoretical and experimental probability
  • Requires cards, dice, or coins for the experiment
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Pros

  • Includes a rubric and self-assessment scoring sheet
  • Provides student worksheets to help with understanding
Cons

  • None
Common Core